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Maurice Patrick O’Connor March 13, 1924 - March 12, 2021

Maurice Patrick (Moss) O’Connor of Brookhaven, PA, son of John J. O’Connor and Anna M. (nee) Donnelly passed away peacefully on March 12, 2021 at the age of 96.

Moss attended and graduated Pennsylvania Military College, class of 1950. He was employed by Sun Oil Company for 38 years as a Purchasing Manager in Materials Management. Upon retirement in 1983, he was hired as a consultant for Sun for 13 years, both nationally and abroad.

A veteran of WWII, he enlisted in the navy and served aboard aircraft carriers in the South Pacific theater.

As a member of Our Lady of Charity Roman Catholic Church, Moss served as a lector, Eucharistic Minister and as a soloist in the church choir. With his beautiful tenor voice, he also sang in a number of parish plays and shows.

A devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is predeceased by his dear son Patrick M. O’Connor (1981), a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, his daughter, Tracy M. O’Connor (2020), his granddaughter, Mia C. Palucci (2000) and his beloved wife, Winifred M. O’Connor (nee McGowan) to whom he was wed for 43 years until her death in December, 1993. He is survived by his daughters, Sally Anne Glaeser (Bill) of St. Augustine, FL, Meghan O’Connor (Joseph Paranac) of Montclair, NJ and Susan O’Connor (George Henderson) of Sea Bright, NJ, as well as his grandchildren, Nina Palucci and Gabriel Palucci.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Charity Church, 231 Upland Rd., Brookhaven, PA, 19015 on Thursday, March 18th. Visitation will be 10am – 11am at the church, followed by Mass at 11am. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. All are welcome.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Our Lady of Charity Roman Catholic Church, 231 Upland Road, Brookhaven, PA, 19015.

Arrangements made by the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, Brookhaven, PA. Online condolences can be sent via www.batemanfuneralhome.com

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Charity Church in Brookhaven, PA on Thursday, March 18th. Visitation will be 10am – 11am, followed by Mass at 11am. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. All are welcome.

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    Sarah Jane O’Connor Burke says

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Moss’s passing! He and you all are in our prayers!

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    Marie Rimgaila says

    Susan and Megan, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father. It seems he had a long and fruitful life. No matter what age, the loss of a parent is hard. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Marie Welsh Rimgaila

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    Debra Phillip says

    Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you healing and peace. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you during these difficult times. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. I pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory. Words can’t express how saddened I am of your loss. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow. Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. With heartfelt condolences. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I am thinking of you. I am sorry for your loss. I am here for you and your family.

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    Mary Rose O’Connor Day says

    Missing Uncle Moss today and reflecting on an extraordinary life led with grace, elegance, and an unforgettably dry sense of humor! There’s one joyous round of golf being played today in Heaven. With Love and Prayers for peace in your hearts….

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    Sharon Walter says

    Sorry to hear about Mr. O’Connor. He sure had a long life. We would always watch him to make it in the house ok. Neighbors, Sharon, Steve, Colleen & Valerie

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      Meghan O’Connor says

      Sharon, thank you for being a good neighbor to our dad.
      We’ll miss him forever.
      Meghan and Susan

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